Speaker: Ellen Gilinsky

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Transcript: It takes time to improve water quality in very large water bodies like the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico. And then it takes time for nature to heal.

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Transcript: Our goal is to shrink the size of the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico by two-thirds by 2035. This will require a 45 percent reduction in the nitrogen and phosphorus entering the Mississippi River. We need to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus coming from wastewater plants, agriculture, and stormwater runoff.

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Transcript: This isn’t just about a cleaner Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico – this is about providing clean and safe water to our communities.